Friday, September 22, 2006

Tornadoes in Alabama 9/22/2006



This is a picture of a tornado or funnel cloud that eventually produced F2 damage over Blount County, AL in the Locust Fork community and Oneonta, AL.

This photo was featured on ABC 33/40's severe weather coverage. It was taken by my friend and nephew Justin Berry of Cullman on his cell phone. He was headed up I-65 after work and snapped this photo while the driver was going 90 mph. It was a great shot. He sent it to his mom, who sent it to my phone. I emailed it from my phone to my email account. Then I forwarded it to weatherpix@abc3340.com.

It was the first and best photo that lead meteorologist James Spann received that enabled him to illustrate the dangerous nature of these storms for people living in Blount County.

I am amazed at what technology now enables us to do. Imagine what benefit this would have been in 1974, 1979, 1989, 1994, or 1998 in major Alabama tornadoes!

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